Fisch Names Owens Head of Strength and Conditioning
TUCSON, Ariz. -- Arizona Head Football Coach Jedd Fisch has announced the newest addition to his staff with the hiring of Tyler Owens as the program's Director of Strength and Conditioning. Owens joins the Wildcats from Alabama where he's been a part of five national championships as a strength coach and linebacker for the Crimson Tide.
"We are so excited to welcome five-time National Champion, Tyler Owens, to the University of Arizona as our Director of Strength and Conditioning," said head coach Jedd Fisch. "Tyler's pedigree speaks for itself. He has spent his entire playing and coaching career at the University of Alabama, won game after game, and been an integral part of every aspect of their program. We cannot wait for Coach Owens to join us here in the desert, and we welcome his championship attitude, championship work ethic, and championship culture. We are all looking forward to our team getting bigger, stronger, and faster. Welcome to the Wildcat Family Coach Owens!"
Owens joined Coach Nick Saban's staff as assistant strength and conditioning coach prior to the 2015 season as Alabama won three national championships and four SEC titles while amassing an immaculate record of 79-6. During his time on the strength staff, Owens helped train 48 NFL draft picks and a pair of Heisman Trophy winners.
He played for and worked under longtime Alabama strength coach Scott Cochran who added him to the strength staff after graduating from Alabama. During his time with Cochran and current Crimson Tide head strength coach David Ballou, Owens was responsible for coaching, instruction and facilitation of training and assisting with the operation of the fourth quarter conditioning program among other duties.
"It is an honor and a privilege to be named Director of Strength and Conditioning for the University of Arizona football program," Owens noted. "I have devoted the last several years of my life to achieving such a goal, and it would not have been possible without the support of Coach Nick Saban, the staff and student-athletes at the University of Alabama. I can never fully repay them for everything they taught me as a person and a professional. I am a firm believer in Coach Fisch's concept of being Purposeful, Resilient, and Original. Only through embracing those concepts, and making them essential components of our culture, will we find the way to overcome the obstacles we encounter. Strength and conditioning is a constant test of our commitment, our culture, and our expectations of ourselves and our team. Our success on the field will be reflection of everything we do to prepare off the field. I am so excited to join Coach Fisch and the rest of the staff, and to begin contributing to his drive for success at the University of Arizona."
Owens was a linebacker at Alabama from 2011 to 2014 as the Crimson Tide captured a pair of national championships and two SEC titles. The Nick Saban-led teams would post a record of 48-6 with Owens on the roster.
A native of Columbiana, Alabama, Owens played his prep football at Clay-Chalkville High School and graduated from Alabama with a degree in Kinesiology and Exercise Science.